Agree completely. I drove my last lap in october 2007 for exactly that reason.Personally I hate the fact that the Ring is so 'hot' these days. Every car mag mentions it, every car manufacturer tests there, every Impreza owner claims to live there, every motorcyclists leads us to believe that he overtook Enzo's there. I wish not so many people knew and spoke about the place, so it was a little less crowded and fought for !
had no idea what an ultima was before you mentiond it, from a quick scan not your run of the mill thoroughbred. an the m1 time. wow. you must live on octane, in order to acheive those timesThe lap time is unimportant.
The lap time of one car with a certain driver on a certain configuration will be different to another, due to people not being able to drive the 'original' Nürburgring, nor the full track on a tourist day.
I guess you'd have to see what time any E34 M5s ran during a 24hr or other race there where the full track is in use.
BTW I did it in 6:32 in my Ultima GTR on PGR4 :haha2: and 7:14 in a BMW M1.
I don't. Have been there 4 weekends so far in 2008, 3 of which the track opened. Got 25 laps in so far, so my Jahreskarte is half way towards driving for free.Agree completely. I drove my last lap in october 2007 for exactly that reason.
The little bit that I heard was from Tony at Munich Legends who said that Steve Soper drove literally thousands of miles at Ring in developing the suspension setup for the e34 m5. Hence, no surprise that the car feels so at home at the Ring especially when you press the S button.the few that caught my attention on the web have to much backround chatter. im thinking the m5 was born and honed on the track due to partial naming such as suspension, but hard pressed to find articles or flat out video on the net concerning the ring
Yes there's too much publicity, and yes there's too much hype. But driving outside the season is great, all you have to do is stay away from mad sundays, and crazy days like easter. Thanks to people like Ben Lovejoy and Gary Kinghorn (Northloop) even a lot of the British are starting to get a clue of the rules and how to behave. That leaves us only with a lot of frenchmen and Italians who don't have a clue and worse, often can't read German or English.
540i/6T = Illegal footage. Sound is porn, but lines suck. And a gear higher 50% of the turns would help!